Albatross Butterfly - Appias paulina
This page contains information and pictures about Yellow
Albatross Butterflies in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. They are also
known as Common
- Female, wingspan 60mm
- The male and female look quite different, with the male being mostly white
but with yellow hindwings on the underside, while the female has broad dark
black margins to the wings. Their flight is rapid and usually high off
the ground. They are a well known migrant butterfly. During mid summer season,
they can be seen flying across Brisbane, moving toward the south.
- In the recorded high temperature 2004 summer, we saw many of Yellow
Albatross Butterflies flying across Brisbane, from north to south.
- 1. The Complete
Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia - Michael F Braby,
Australian National University, CSIRO 2004, p140.
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